Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Do you read?
I read, every day.
Not always books, but blogs and magazines too.
These all count as reading ya know!
But there is nothing better than actually getting engrosed in a good fictional story, a story that you can read and forget about your day to day stresses, and you can just get wrapped up in a romance, or a criminal investigation, or a fantasy. Everyone has their own way of reading. I am constatly hearing people talking about their Kindles, or Nook, or what ever else there is on offer, and this made me think, would i like to read a book on a electrical device.
I decided to download the Kindle app to my Samsung Galaxy S3, for free, and downloaded a book i had seen in WH Smiths called 'Thursdays in the Park' by Hilary Boyd. It cost me about 20p in one of their sales *happy dance*
Now i thought that i would hate reading a book on my phone as its just not a 'book' is it?
But i was proved wrong.
I really enjoyed this book, i was able to dim the screen a bit so it didnt hurt my eyes too much, although i did get eye strain at night when i was hidden under the quilt reading past midnight. It was convienent to be able to read in bed, a quick flick of the finger and i was able to turn the page, i could hold my finger on a word and the dictionary told me what it meant.
I would say that if you have a smart phone, you just dont need a Kindle. I know now that i definatly dont want one. I'd much rather use my phone as i have it with me all the time anyway, make sense to not have another device to remember to charge up, and have weighing down you bag.
My new years resolution was to read 1 book a month.
Now for all you Bookworms out there you may think, Pfffft a book a month, i read one a week!
Well... this is the girl who has half read a ton of books, they lay lieing around my home screaming 'Read me again' 'Finish me' 'Hey, You, remember me from 2007??'
So yup... im busy most the time, but i have found reading for half hour before bed helps me wind down.
So far i have read Thursdays in the park, im half way through (and still reading) Blog inc, by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, and i also bought Young House love's DIY home book. I have read the Intro but im flicking through it as inspiration. ♥
Next book is 'The last to know' by Melissa Hill.